Venice Airport VCE

Venice Airport VCE

There are 2 airports in/near Venice. Please note which you need to return home from as otherwise you may find yourself in the wrong departure lounge :-(

Closest to Venice is the Marco Polo Airport (VCE) , 15 minutes east of Mestre, used by major airlines.

Nearby is Treviso airport (TSF) also referred to as Venice by certain low cost airlines likes Ryanair, which is 30 minutes north east of Venice.

Either is great for visiting Venice. Both are also used for skiing in Italy in the Italian Dolomite ski region for resorts such as Cortina, Arabba, Selva di Cadore, Corvara, Colfosco, Alleghe.

Here is a brief outline about Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE located at Viale G Galilei 30/1, 30173 Tessera, Venezia, Italy.

Venice in Italian is Venezia. If you are travelling onwards by foot to Venice centre i would highly recommend taking one of the boats from the airport to Venice, tickets available in the airport, it kick starts that romantic weekend in Venice.

Venice airport (VCE) official website.

Outline: Modern large airport, with all principal facilities including car hire, taxis, bus service, restaurants, tax free shops and even boat-taxi bookings if you are staying in the heart of Venice..

Consider yourself fortunate if you arrive or depart on a clear day, when views from the air can be breathtaking. You’ll see the Dolomites, the Adriatic, and the Venetian Lagoon. You’ll see land that’s submerged at high tide, suggesting a Northern Italian version of Atlantis. And if you’re on the right side of the plane, you’ll see the city of Venice itself, with instantly recognizable landmarks like the Campanile di San Marco and the Grand Canal.

Airport layout :

Groudfloor : arrivals    1st floor : departures     Top floor: restaurant bar

If you arrive early for departure I would highly recommend the bar on the top floor as it has fantastic views across the water to Venice.

Public Transport:

Bus: There are scheduled bus services to Padua, Mestre and Venice. Venice-Mestre railway station is connected to the airport by the ATVO Fly Bus and the ACTV bus 15. Bus 5 also runs to Piazzale Roma. Bus information is available from ATVO (tel: (04)  2138 3672) and ACTV (tel: (04) 1272 2111).
Taxi: Traditional taxis are available from Radiotaxi (tel: (04) 1595 2080). Taxis to Padua and shared taxis area also available.
Water: Alilaguna (tel: (04) 1240 1701) runs waterboat services between the airport docks and Venice, Murano and Lido. A 24-hour motorboat service is available from Consorzio Motoscafi Venezia (tel: (04) 1522 2303).

Car hire:

All major car hire firms are present. The hire cars are parked a 3 minute walk from the airport exit. Walk under the gangways to go directly to the cars, there is no shuttle to the hire car park.

There is a petrol station as you enter into the airport grounds for that last minute top up to deliver your hire car full of petrol avoiding charges.

How to get to the airport : The airport is very well signposted from all major motorways. Just make sure if you are arriving from the north not to exit the motorway too early at Treviso as you will end up at Treviso airport TSF. Continue towards Venice and then the airport signs take you to VCE Venice Marco Polo airport.

Accomodation : Endless choice on line. If you are looking for property in Venice, MIPC your Italian Property Consultant have some interesting apartments for sale just off the Grand Canal, though they are expensive luxury Italian property.

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  1. 1
    Monica - Faronhof b&b // January 24th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    We run a family run b&b close to Venice called Faronhof b&b, If you need any advice on getting around Veneto let us know

  2. 4
    rimini apartments // January 25th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    My friend did that last year and ended up at the wrong airport – missed her flight home and had to stay a few days longer ;-(


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